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Healthy Aging Tips for Older Americans Month

  May is Older Americans Month, and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the YMCA of Broome County offers the following tips to encourage older adults in Broome County live healthier lives.   Have fun with your food. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring! Have fun with your fruits and

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April: Donate Life Month

April: Donate Life Month Kelly, Former YMCA of Broome County Lifeguard/Water Fitness Instructor,  Now A Kidney Transplant Coordinator   My eyes have been opened to the true gift of life, organ donation. On March 23, 2017, I started my dream job as a Kidney Transplant Coordinator at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center. I work

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Norma Finds Years of Wellness, Friendship and Community at the YMCA of Broome County

Curiosity got the best of long-time YMCA member, Norma after receiving a birthday letter last year from the YMCA of Broome Count offering discounts on fee-based activities. The gregarious retiree joined the YMCA in April 2001. For years, she found a comfortable niche in the Rusty Hinges class, lap swimming and Wellness Center work-outs. The

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Heart Health Tips:

  Cliff’s healthy choices after the heart incident that severely damaged his heart, literally saved his life. He added physical exercise: first in the Cardiac Rehab Program and then through a lifestyle change of a regular exercise routine at the YMCA of Broome County.   He modified his diet to minimize and eliminate sodium. He

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YMCA Benefits Seniors/Seniors Inspire the YMCA Community

YMCA of Broome member, Ed, quips with a hint of his wry humor, “It‘s better to wear out than rust out!”   Ed reaches a milestone birthday this year… 95 years old. He maintains an active Y membership. He swims at the West Family YMCA pool and/or works out in Wellness Center twice a week.

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Join the YMCA Partnership with Broome County’s Homeless Coalition “No Freeze” Policy

  The recent stretch of bitter cold has taken a toll on Broome County residents. The group most seriously impacted by the frigid temperatures is the homeless population. According to the National Weather Service, frostbite can occur in 30 minutes at 0 degrees with a wind speed of 15 mph. (wind chill temperature -19 degrees).

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Joyce Finds a New Beginning at the YMCA Following Retirement

  Joyce retired from 21 year career as an educator 3½ years ago.  Her role as a 3rd grade teacher offered many rewards…seeing children discover their potential and years of friendship with her colleagues. However, the position also made physical demands on her, especially after her double knee replacements. In addition to her full-time job,

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The YMCA: Adrianne’s Community Go-To Place

The YMCA has been a go-to place in the community throughout my life. I first started at the Norwich YMCA in swim lessons when I was 5 years old. I made many lifelong friends there. My dad passed away just a few weeks before my 7th birthday. I will never forget how my mom found

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YMCA of Broome: Thankful for Community

  Bless the Lord…and do not forget any of his benefits. Psalm 103:2 NRSV   “I have not stopped giving thanks for you…” Ephesians 1:16 (NIV)   During this season of thankfulness, the YMCA of Broome would like to take a moment to express gratitude for the faithful support from YMCA staff, members, Board and

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YMCA Community Member, Birdie, Takes 2nd Place in National Special Olympics Golf and 1st in Bowling!

The YMCA of Broome County celebrates Birdie, YMCA community member and outstanding athlete. She took second place nationally after finishing first at the Special Olympics Regional Tournament held at EnJoie Golf Course on Columbus Weekend. Then, on October 22,2017, she took 2nd place in the Regional Special Olympics Bowling Tournament. She competed on November 19th

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